Manor MRT06 Speculation Thread

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Manor MRT06 Speculation Thread

Post by turbof1 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:32 pm

This is the speculation thread about the 2017 car. Rumors, articles, ideas and fantasies about the car can be posted here. Once the car gets officially launched, this thread will be closed and discussion continues in the official thread.

Topic will be unlocked after the season finisher in Abu Dhabi.

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Re: Manor MRT06 Speculation Thread

Post by avatar » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:05 pm

Obviously they're not going to be racing, but there are a few pics of their car out now:

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http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/analy ... rs-869908/

Seems they were looking at:
* blown front axel
* novel front wing mount (compared to recent noses)

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Re: Manor MRT06 Speculation Thread

Post by avatar » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:11 pm

& is that some kind of shrouding over the rear suspension elements?

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Manor MRT06 Speculation Thread

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:00 pm

avatar wrote:& is that some kind of shrouding over the rear suspension elements?
It's nothing really new, similar to what the Williams had last year. Not too surprising since Williams basically supplied the whole rear end.
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Re: Manor MRT06 Speculation Thread

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:28 am

Is it just my impression or is the front upper wishbone raised like the Mercedes and STR?Image
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Re: Manor MRT06 Speculation Thread

Post by roon » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:50 pm

It's not above the wheel rim.

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Re: Manor MRT06 Speculation Thread

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:43 pm

roon wrote:It's not above the wheel rim.
It does not look like it's connected directly to the upright. Could also just be a low-quality picture though.
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Re: Manor MRT06 Speculation Thread

Post by roon » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:55 pm

It's a black fillet-shaped piece spanning the wishbone and the brake duct, causing the disconnect you see. In reality / full size, it would be a rubber boot.

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Re: Manor MRT06 Speculation Thread

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:56 pm

Here's a picture of the fully assembled model:
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Re: Manor MRT06 Speculation Thread

Post by Enstone » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:20 pm

Nice design... what a pity !

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Re: Manor MRT06 Speculation Thread

Post by roon » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:40 pm

Enstone wrote:Nice design... what a pity !

https://cdn-6.motorsport.com/static/img ... el-car.jpg
Having seen all the other cars now, it can be noticed how much lower the Manor's sidepod intakes are than the others.

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Re: Manor MRT06 Speculation Thread

Post by 3jawchuck » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:42 pm

roon wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:40 pm
Enstone wrote:Nice design... what a pity !

https://cdn-6.motorsport.com/static/img ... el-car.jpg
Having seen all the other cars now, it can be noticed how much lower the Manor's sidepod intakes are than the others.
Got a link today to the clearance auction for Manor. Hopefully some decent bits of this car can be picked up by forumites to show off to us :) At least Scarbs will probably get a few articles out of what he picks up there.

http://manorf1auction.com/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/3/

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Re: Manor MRT06 Speculation Thread

Post by proteus » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:40 pm

If i would get the money to start my own F1 team, i would revive Arrows

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Manor MRT06 Speculation Thread

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:10 pm

Here are some more pictures and details:
This here is the full 2017 MRT06 model:
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Interestingly, this car would have used a titanium front bulkhead like the Haas cars and MR03. This part was manufactured and can be seen here:
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Six distinct nose designs were tried. The first three can be seen here:
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Penis noses:
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And finally a rounded nose featuring a S-Duct:
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The roll hoop was also manufactured:
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Re: Manor MRT06 Speculation Thread

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:17 pm

There was also what appears to be a hybrid model composed of 2016 and 2017 parts, which features some very interesting detail:
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All pictures taken from the official auction listing.
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